This “Steinholding contest” was part of Oktoberfest at NOMA Square. The winners were able to continue holding their steins at arms length for a very long time. I wonder if it is possible to train for this competition with weights, but in any case I don’t think I could have beaten the top 2 competitors.
The Reedy River rose to a full flow under 8-11 inches of rain and made thundering falls. It was enough to bring the Weather Channel to do some live shots at the falls. The worst of the floods did not arrive, but there were some power outages from falling trees and localized flooding.
On the last day of the regular season, the Greenville Drive, Class A representative of the Boston Red Sox, lost to the Savannah Sand Gnats (A, New York Mets). Had the Drive won, they would have advanced to the SAL playoffs.
This was also the last regular season game for the Savannah Sand Gnats, as they are moving to Columbia, SC next season to become the Columbia Fire Flies.
The “Joel Poinsett” statue stoically survives the rainy weather. The rain was badly needed after a dry spell, but the weekend forecast calls for enough rain that may cause more floods in the Upstate area. Many weekend events and festivals have closed due to a high chance of dangerous road flooding with moisture being brought in by the Atlantic storm Joaquin (but no serious winds forecast).
This is the Pelham Mill Post Office. It is located off of Hwy 14. It sits right at the entrance to the trail and river ruins of the mill. It was moved from across the highway years ago and now it is finally being somewhat restored.